I haven’t felt much like reading or blogging since my surgery. And if truth be told all I’ve wanted to do is just lie in bed these last few days because I’ve been in a lot of pain. I blame it on Thanksgiving. Must’ve been something I ate.
Anyway, one thing I did do was sign up for two reading challenges for 2018 – The Official TBR Pile Challenge and Mount TBR. Notice the theme? I’m in the process of going through my books and I discovered I have a lot of unread books. Continue reading
Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.)
1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – This is a childhood favorite of mine. It’s about love, friendship, kindness. We could all do with a little more of that.
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – This was my first introduction to Alexie and I loved it. The novel is a semi-autobiographical, young adult novel about Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white high school in a neighboring farm town and labeled a traitor by his tribe.
3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – When I read this several years ago I didn’t care for it. I’ve since read it and have throughly enjoyed it. Continue reading
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday I chose to go back in the TTT vault. Once upon a time I used to do a weekly quote. Not sure why I stopped. I hope you enjoy and maybe find some inspirational and funny.
Favorite quotes. Some bookish some not so bookish
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. ~~Marilyn Monroe
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~~Oscar Wilde
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well. ~~Mark Twain Continue reading
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday really didn’t light a fire under me. So, I thought I’d post some of the books I wish I had to read this Fall. But alas I’m trying to catch up. You can see my Fall TBR here.
- Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Although Home Fire didn’t make it to the Man Booker Prize short list it’s on the long list with a host of other spectacular authors. I’ve seen mixed reviews on this and it’s either people love it or hate it.The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.
Two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love? Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. My favorite time of year.
🍁🍁F A L L!!🍁🍁
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is:
Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List
The books are already on my TBR List and part of several reading challenges.
- Waiting by Ha Jin
- The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Song of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelly Continue reading